Campfire roasted banana splits
Campfire Banana Splits – Since we spend most of the summer camping, we’re always on the lookout for great camping recipes. We’ve had an amazing summer so far and decided it was time to try a new campfire treat, the campfire roasted banana split. This is a super easy and delicious snack to add to your camping food repertoire. Our daughter loved being able to build her own banana split treat and it’s virtually foolproof.
Just grab some bananas, and some yummy toppings, wrap in foil, roast in the fire and voila…hot, melty, gooey goodness. Kids and adults alike will love these fantastic campfire treats.
Campfire Banana Splits
Ingredients & Supplies
- Ripe Bananas
- Toppings (suggestions: marshmallows, chocolate chips (white, butterscotch, milk and dark), peanuts, walnuts, toffee chips, caramels, coconut, pretzels, etc)
- Slice bananas down the middle but try not to cut all the way through to the other side.
- Fill the banana with toppings of your choice.
- Close up the banana as much as you can and wrap with tin foil.
- Place wrapped banana in the coals of your campfire and leave for anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
- Remove wrapped banana from fire and let cool for a few minutes then carefully unwrap the foil.
- Allow to cool a little more, grab a spoon and dig in.
Download your Campfire Banana Split recipe here.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Check out some of my other posts that would be great for camping including: Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls, DIY Fire Starters, Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies, No Bake Energy Balls, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blank Faces Coloring Page, Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets, 10-Minute Superhero Costume, Printable Robot Coloring Page , Family Movie Night Tickets
Yummy and fun to make campfire toasted cinnamon rolls.
Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls – In my last post, I mentioned that our family recently had our inaugural camping trip of the year. We went with some friends and had so much fun camping in the Pacific Northwest rain forest along the coast of Vancouver Island (see last post for some photos of our trip). I love trying new camping recipes and this time I’d seen some orange/cinnamon rolls cooked in orange peels over a fire on Pinterest that looked intriguing. Loved the idea but my daughter doesn’t like oranges at all so I had to take another route…what about simply cooking them on a roasting stick? I really wasn’t sure it was going to work and honestly I kind of forgot about them until our last camping night. Once I remembered, I asked the kids if they had any interest in trying a roasted cinnamon bun experiment and they were all over it.
We cracked open a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and carefully put them on some roasting sticks. We tried a few different methods but in the end the best way was to simply insert the roll (as is straight out out of the can) on a small double pronged roasting fork. We tried on a single prong but they kept twisting and almost falling off – too much stress. We also discovered that you needed to keep turning them to make sure they were cooked all over, especially in the center. You definitely want some hot, glowing embers to cook the cinnamon rolls, a roaring fire wouldn’t work well at all. As a final surprise, I discovered that these particular cinnamon rolls came with a little container of icing…truly the icing on the cake (or cinnamon roll). Sweet, fluffy, warm and toasty – why does camping food always seem to taste extra delicious! So in the end, it turned out that our campfire cinnamon rolls experiment was a huge success and I would highly recommend it.
Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls
What you need:
- Can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- Roasting prongs (preferably with the prongs close together)
- Campfire with hot embers
- Pop open can and carefully divide the cinnamon rolls.
- Gently insert the prongs through the side of the cinnamon roll in the center of the bun making sure it’s near the back of the prongs.
- Slowly place your roll over hot embers, rotating frequently and on all sides.
- Depending on the heat in your campfire, it should take anywhere from 8-12 minutes to toast your rolls so that they are cooked all the way through.
- Remove from campfire and allow to cool slightly before carefully removing the roll from the roasting prongs. Eat and enjoy!
You can download and print the directions here.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Check out some of my other posts that would be great for camping including: DIY Fire Starters, Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies, No Bake Energy Balls, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blank Faces Coloring Page, Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets, 10-Minute Superhero Costume, Printable Robot Coloring Page , Family Movie Night Tickets
Toasted Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
Easy DIY fire starter that lights instantly and cost almost nothing but your time.
DIY Fire Starter – I can almost smell it… salt water breezes and the crackle of a campfire; roasting marshmallows and wieners (check out my amazing Bailey’s dipped toasted marshmallows here). Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the spring/summer camping season. Luckily we have the good fortune to spend most of our summer at the beach. It is without a doubt my favorite time of year.
Every camping season my husband stocks up on wood for our campfires and then we usually find driftwood for the kindling but being right on the ocean means that the wood often stays a bit damp – not the best for trying to start a fire. I did a bit of research and found out that lint was a great fire starter and there’s rarely a shortage of lint in our house. I combined the lint with a few more items that most people already have in their homes and made this fantastic DIY fire starter. I have to say that these are amazing – they’ll get your fire blazing instantly (I used these all last summer and I’m preparing my next batch for the upcoming camping season). Start saving your lint today! You’ll be happy you made these when you’re struggling to get the campfire going this summer.
DIY Fire Starter Instructions
- Toilet paper rolls – cut in half
- Herbs – Sage helps keep bugs away (not essential but nice if you have it)
- Wax or parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
- Place wax or parchment paper on cookie sheet and place toilet paper rolls out on the tray.
- Stuff each roll with lint until its pretty full.
- Light a candle, tilt on the side and drip wax into the roll onto the lint (always taking care not to burn yourself or light the roll or lint on fire).
- If you have fresh herbs, place on top of the lint in the roll.
- Roll a sheet of newspaper around the toilet paper roll and tie off with string so that they look like Christmas crackers.
Download your easy to make DIY Fire Starter instructions here.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Check out some of my other posts that would be great for camping including: Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies, The Ultimate Rice Krispie Square, Best Salad Ever, No Bake Energy Balls, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blank Faces Coloring Page, Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets, 10-Minute Superhero Costume, Printable Robot Coloring Page , Family Movie Night Tickets
Easy & inexpensive homemade fire starter – perfect for camping, backpackers and home fires.